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If we're fabric beings residing in a cloth global -- and the entire medical proof means that we're -- then we needs to locate existential which means, if there's this sort of factor, during this actual global. We needs to forged our lot with the typical instead of the supernatural. Many Westerners with religious (but now not spiritual) tendencies are drawn to Buddhism -- nearly as one of those moral-mental hygiene. yet, as Owen Flanagan issues out in The Bodhisattva's Brain, Buddhism is hardly ever naturalistic. In The Bodhisattva's Brain, Flanagan argues that it truly is attainable to find in Buddhism a wealthy, empirically accountable philosophy which can element us to 1 course of human flourishing. a few declare that neuroscience is within the means of validating Buddhism empirically, yet Flanagan's naturalized Buddhism doesn't decrease itself to a mind test displaying happiness styles. "Buddhism naturalized," as Flanagan constructs it, bargains as a substitute an absolutely naturalistic and entire philosophy, suitable with the remainder of wisdom -- a fashion of conceiving of the human problem, of pondering that means for finite fabric beings residing in a fabric world.

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